Animated Character Database

Appule (アプール Apūru) is an alien antagonist in the Dragon Ball series. He is a mid-ranking soldier in Frieza's army, with higher intelligence and power, above the unnamed Frieza Soldiers in ranks, but lower than Zarbon, Dodoria, and Cui.


Appule is a purple alien, with some yellow spots on his body and also has yellow spots on his large long head while he doesn't seem to possess a nose. He wears the traditional battle armor but has never been seen wearing a scouter.


Appule is loyal and obedient, obeying orders from both Zarbon and Freeza with immediate effect. He seems somewhat competent and intelligent, upon happening on a Namekian village with its residents slaughtered he (correctly) surmises that Vegeta has already procured the Dragon Ball they were overseeing. Alongside his fellow soldiers, he views the Namekians with little more than contempt, openly smirking as they were killed. He can also be arrogant and somewhat cocky, as he was openly taunting the wounded Vegeta moments before his death.


Dragon Ball Z[]

Saiyan Saga[]

Main article: Vegeta SagaJust as Goku's battle with Vegeta reached a close, Appule was among those on Planet Frieza 79 picked by Dodoria and Zarbon to invade Namek which is described as a top-secret mission.

Namek Saga[]

Appule is one of the soldiers that Frieza dispatches on Namek to search for the Namekian Dragon Balls and report any sightings of Namekian villages. Appule goes to Moori's village alongside the rest of Frieza's raiding group. For the first part of the battle, Appule watches as his comrades are defeated, before jumping in to assist, only to be kicked away by one of the Namekians along with a fellow soldier, Appule gets up again and attempts to fight another of the Namekians, though before the outcome can be decided, Dodoria attacks Moori, distracting Appule and allowing the Namekian to knock him away. Appule, Dodoria and Zarbon are the only henchmen of the raiding team to survive the battle at Moori's village. Later on, he finds the last Namekian village, Tsuno's village, destroyed by Vegeta and reports back to Frieza. Frieza then assigns him to oversee Vegeta's recovery (in the anime, another soldier of the same race finds the village destroyed by Vegeta. However, Appule is still sent out to search for villages by Zarbon but returns to Frieza's ship offscreen). Vegeta was going to be interrogated when he woke up, however, the situation goes awry when Vegeta escapes from the Medical Machine and kills Appule with a single energy wave.

Dragon Ball GT[]

Super 17 Saga[]

Main article: Super 17 Saga

Appule also makes a cameo appearance in Dragon Ball GT, when he is seen flying out of Hell. He, Raspberry, and several other Frieza Force soldiers attack the city, however, they are defeated by Trunks.

Other Dragon Ball stories[]


Main article: Dragon Ball XenoverseIn GT Pack 1 DLC, Appule and Raspberry escape from Hell in the GT Timeline and attack West City suburbs where they are confronted by the Future Warrior. Noticing the warrior's strength, Appule gets discouraged and notes their going to probably end up getting killed and sent back to Hell recognizing that the Warrior is completely out of their league.

Xenoverse 2[]

Main article: Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2

Frieza's Siege

Appule invades Conton City with the rest if the Frieza Force. He is angered by the Future Warrior's perceived betrayal unaware they were actually an undercover Time Patroller the whole time.

Dragon Ball Legends[]

During the Tournament of Time, several incarnations of Appule appear due to the hyperdimensional nature of the tournament.

Appule is one of the few soldiers loyal to Frieza after most of the Frieza Force is convinced he is fake.

He is teamed up with Shallot after he agrees to form an alliance with Frieza in order to rescue the kidnapped Bulma (Youth). Sent to find potential new recruits, they come across some of the rogue faction who taunt Appule. However, Shallot comes to his aid.

Appule reveals to Shallot that all Saiyans look the same to him and accuses Shallot of referring to every member of his race as "Appule", to which Shallot agrees he has a point.

Appule manages to recruit Android 19, while Shallot recruits his old mentors Vegeta and Nappa who join to help him rescue Bulma and cause Vegeta hopes he can use the conflict between the factions to their advantage. Unfortunately for Appule, Android 19 was actually a spy sent by Turles' ally Dr. Gero who are working with the rogue faction.

Though they manage to escape, Frieza kills Appule for his mistake which enrages Shallot to the point of confronting Frieza, though Vegeta reminds him of his mission to save Bulma and he is forced to let the tyrant be for the time being.

Ironically after helping Frieza regain control of his army by disposing of the usurper from Universe 6 Frost, Frieza joins forces with Dr. Gero and Turles sending his men to hunt down the three Saiyans, which results in Vegeta and Shallot confronting Frieza who is killed by Super Saiyan Shallot after Vegeta is killed, thus avenging both Vegeta and Appule's deaths.

However, Shallot encounters more incarnations of Appule after this.


Manga and Anime

Appule was the only "regular" soldier to survive the battle at Moori's village and was able to fight against multiple Namekian warriors, who had power levels of at least 3,000.

Statements by guidebooks and authors

Despite being able to hold his own against the Namekian warriors, his power is below that of an ordinary Namekian.

Video games

Appule's power level is 6,000 in Gekishin Freeza. It ranges from 1,500 to 1,700 in Super Saiya Densetsu and is 1,520 in Goku Gekitōden.

An error in Appule's biography in Budokai Tenkaichi 3 states it was he who defeated and injured Vegeta, who had a power level of 24,000.

Techniques and Special Abilities[]

  • Flight – The ability to fly with the use of ki.
  • Ki Blast – The most basic form of energy attack. Used in the Budokai Tenkaichi series.
  • Energy Wave – Appule puts his hands in front of his body and unleashes a purple wave of energy from his hands. It is one of his special techniques in Dragon Ball Z II: Gekishin Freeza, Dragon Ball Z: Super Saiya Densetsu, and Dragon Ball Z: Super Gokuden: Kakusei-Hen, and one of his Blast 2 in the Budokai Tenkaichi series.
    • High Agility Rush – Appule's Super Attack in Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle. Appule poses as if performing a Mach Dash and fires an Energy Wave from his body.
  • Continuous Energy Bullet – A combination of many energy waves fired at a rapid rate. It is one of his special techniques in Super Saiya Densetsu.
    • Consecutive Energy Blast - An energy sphere barrage used by Appule as one of his Super Skills in Xenoverse 2.
    • Full Power Energy Blast Volley - Appule's Ultimate Skill in the Dragon Ball Xenoverse series.
  • Meteor Crash - One of Appule's Super Skills in Dragon Ball Xenoverse.
  • Meteor Strike - One of Appule's Super Skills in Xenoverse 2
  • High Speed Rush – Appule's Blast 2 Rush Attack in the Budokai Tenkaichi series.
  • Full Power Energy Ball – Appule's Ultimate Blast in the Budokai Tenkaichi series.
  • Energy Charge - A ki charging technique used by Appule as one of his Super Skills in Xenoverse 2.
  • False Courage – One of Appule's Blast 1 in the Budokai Tenkaichi series.
    • Baked Sphere - Villainous Mode Appule's Ultimate Skill in Dragon Ball Xenoverse. Used by Villainous Appule in Resurrection ‘F’ Pack DLC Parallel Quest Event: "Frieza's Siege Against Earth!".
  • Backflip - A Super Skill that allows Appule to dodge backwards by backflipping used in Xenoverse 2.
  • Super Front Jump - A forward somersault used by Appule as his Evasive Skill in Xenoverse 2.
  • Ki Transfer - A technique where the user transfers ki to another person to restore their energy or power them up. Used by Appule in Parallel Quest 98: "Villains Regroup!" in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2.
  • Fighting Pose - Performed by Appule under the orders of his drill instructor Captain Ginyu in Xenoverse 2.

Forms and Transformations[]

Villainous Mode[]

Main article: Villainous Mode

Appule is given the Villainous Mode power up in Dragon Ball Xenoverse. During the Genocide of the Saiyans he is empowered with Villainous Mode's first stage in the altered timeline of Age 737 by Demigra's Wormhole. While using this power up his eyes glow red, and he gains a purple and black aura, though this effect is only temporary during the first stage (which causes him to briefly power-up before returning to his normal appearance). During the second stage the effect is constant unless he is freed of the enchantment by being defeated.

Dark Ki[]

DRK Appule is the result of Appule being brainwashed and empowered by the mysterious Dark Ki in Dragon Ball Legends. DRK Appule uses the 1st Stage of Dark Ki which grants him an aura of Dark Ki which also emits a superimposed afterimage-like projection of himself.

Video Game Appearances[]